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  • Magnum Hunter E Shares: Capitalizing On $6 Natural Gas?
    Sun, Mar. 22 MHR 23 Comments

    Summary

    • The Series E Preferred Shares are attractively priced and pay dividends.
    • Low natural gas prices are compounding difficulty with suffocating debt.
    • Per an industry authority, lower rigs and drilling are likely to revive gas pricing.
  • NXP And Freescale To Combine Automotive And MCU Businesses
    Mon, Mar. 2 NXPI 5 Comments

    Summary

    • The just-announced merger is larger than expected for NXP.
    • As a standalone company, Freescale may be fairly valued.
    • Operational synergies and consolidation with respect to certain markets are clearly elements of the transaction.
  • Pfizer And Omeros Corporation: PDE10 Inhibitors
    Sep. 8, 2014 OMER 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Pfizer is a relatively safe pharmaceutical stock; Omeros Corporation is risky.
    • Both companies have replied to questioning on PDE10 inhibitors.
    • Per available information, Omeros Corporation has the premier product candidate known.
    • Still, hedging an investment in PFE, or bet against OMER, could ultimately make sense.
  • Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate: Okay For Short And Long Term
    Aug. 29, 2014 FSFR 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Staggering secondary offering has resulted in cash and dilution.
    • LIBOR rates are remaining low.
    • The dividend is at a record high, but there are questions about its sustainability.
  • Omeros Corporation Estimates May Vary
    Aug. 17, 2014 OMER Comment!

    Summary

    • The company has recently reported 2Q earnings.
    • The fast track application of OMS824 is believed to be pending.
    • The most conservative inputs show the stock as fairly valued.
    • Higher value can easily be ascribed, as with the consensus.
  • Fortress Declares Record Dividend
    Aug. 12, 2014 FIG 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Hedge fund results are discussed.
    • Revenues are higher YoY.
    • The company's $0.26 Q2 distribution is the highest ever.
  • Gilead Is Going To Make More Money In The Future
    Aug. 6, 2014 GILD 21 Comments

    Summary

    • Sovaldi has terrific potential.
    • There are several other pipeline considerations.
    • Valuation methodologies support and form different analyst opinions.
  • Keurig Green Mountain Q3 Earnings: Who Prevails?
    Aug. 6, 2014 GMCR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Several leading short sellers cite the stock.
    • Weather, Arabica crop, and pricing.
    • Upside risk includes partnership information and dividend growth.
    • Reward/risk invites patience.
  • Further Information On NXP Semiconductors
    Aug. 1, 2014 NXPI 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Key leaders for NXP have provided clarification.
    • Mobile payment apps, 4G automotive, connected home.
    • Comparable valuations.
    • Buyback continues.
  • Portable Computing Segment Success Leads To Higher NXP Estimates
    Jul. 29, 2014 NXPI 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Solid Q2, beating estimates with strong outlook.
    • P&C Segment, which includes MCUs, guided up 40%.
    • Continued growth supports a higher share price.
    • Company reports an automotive design win.
  • AutoZone Is 8% Off Its 52-Week High
    Jul. 28, 2014 AZO 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Discussion of counter cyclical businesses.
    • Solid Q2 results from O'Reilly Automotive.
    • Auto parts retailers trade together, AZO might be at a low price.
  • Rubicon Technology: 6-Inch Wafers, Prices, And Other Questions
    Jul. 18, 2014 RBCN 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Sapphire: cyclical or secular growth?
    • Diverse products.
    • Questions involve prices, six-inch wafers, and other matters.
    • Current opinions of multiple financial institutions.
  • Qualifying Speculation In Omeros Corporation
       • Jun. 25, 2014 OMER 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Commentary on publicized and important pipeline products.
    • Several risks still face the stock.
    • Despite 52 week high prices, shares remain substantially undervalued.
  • QuickLogic's Sensor Hub Complements An MCU
    Jun. 19, 2014 QUIK 21 Comments

    Summary

    • QuickLogic's ArcticLink 3 S1.
    • Sensor hub and MCU functionality in mobile devices.
    • Improving financials at QuickLogic, despite continued losses.
  • Watching Dominion, The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF And The Risk Free Rate
    Jun. 12, 2014 D 6 Comments

    Summary

    • The Options market is looking for XLU to move lower.
    • The 10- and 20-year treasury rates have moved up in June.
    • Risk and reward considerations for utility stocks such as Dominion.
  • VeriFone's Glimpse Into Apple's Future Payment System
    Jun. 9, 2014 NXPI, TER, TGT 5 Comments

    Summary

    • PAYware Mobile Enterprise is specified to work with iPad.
    • Bluetooth known to be used.
    • NFC rumored for specific reasons.
    • Paul Galant's remarks.
  • Insider Activity, LNG Export, Solar: Buy Dominion?
    Jun. 3, 2014 D 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Several activities underway, including an LNG export project and solar.
    • Four insider purchases of company stock.
    • Litigation, environmental regulations, and coal.
  • Fortress's Income Can Mitigate Its Risks
    May. 28, 2014 FIG 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Key personnel.
    • Sell side ratings, P/E, and long term growth.
    • Considerable buyback, high dividend payments may increase.
    • Some option strategies currently make sense.
  • AT&T: Automotive Connectivity, Undervaluation, And Assets For Sale
    May. 24, 2014 T 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Agreements in place with multiple automakers to offer 4G LTE connectivity.
    • Asset sales ensuing a successful DTV buyout are a possibility.
    • A dividend discount model shows shares to be undervalued.
  • NAND Consolidation Should Benefit Micron
    May. 20, 2014 MU 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Third party memory retailers depend on a declining number of suppliers.
    • Antitrust and anticompetitive regulatory scrutiny.
    • NAND Consolidation.
  • Alcatel-Lucent: On The Way Up?
    May. 15, 2014 ALU 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Ongoing improvement at Alcatel-Lucent.
    • Global CapEx on Telco is reportedly favorable.
    • Business is diversified within two segments.
    • Some metrics cause questions.
  • In Response To Google Fiber, AT&T Enhances Service
    May. 14, 2014 T 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Google Fiber is offered in Austin, TX; Kansas City, KS; and Provo, UT.
    • Customers are signing up and reporting satisfaction.
    • AT&T is increasing quality of service.
    • North Carolina could be a focal point of high speed fiber business.
  • GE's LEAP Engines Are Remarkable
    May. 12, 2014 GE 17 Comments

    Summary

    • GE and France's Snecma have an ongoing partnership to produce LEAP jet engines.
    • Technological advances include fuel efficiency, improved emissions, reduced weight and noise.
    • An ongoing investment in a line of business with strong future possibilities.
    • ADs can be costly and are difficult to escape.
  • Magnum Hunter's Series E Preferred Could Be A Lucrative Opportunity
    May. 2, 2014 MHR, PFF, PGX 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Magnum Hunter is a risky energy stock that is enduring difficulty.
    • Asset sales are underway to pay bills, capital markets are another specified possibility.
    • Series E Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Pays Nearly 8%.
    • Buying the convertible and shorting common stock has overwhelming risk/reward potential.
  • TAL International: A Dividend Stock For The Long Term?
    Apr. 30, 2014 TAL 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Stock has a higher yield pursuant to a bad quarter.
    • Customer concentration risk.
    • Ongoing issues involve perhaps unsustainable rates.
  • NXP's Buyback, Q1 Results And Sell Side Commentary
    Apr. 28, 2014 NXPI 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Solid Q1 2014 Results.
    • Ongoing share repurchase is a priority.
    • Industrial and infrastructure segment has highest Q2 guidance.
    • Other data underscores ID segment's prospects.
  • Buy The Fresh Market And Sell Some Sprouts?
    Apr. 8, 2014 TFM 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Natural/organic grocers, such as TFM, are near 52-week lows.
    • TFM had a poor Q4 2013, partially due to reasons within its control.
    • TFM is cheaper than peers.
    • Simultaneous insider buying of TFM and sales of SFM.
    • Perhaps a pairs trade or hedging strategy is appropriate.
  • Diverse Product Lines, Catalysts, NXP Semiconductors
    Mar. 19, 2014 NXPI 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Diverse segments with growth anticipated across HPMS.
    • Discussion of mobile payment technologies.
    • Large future catalysts in EMV and automotive.
    • Key customers include Apple, Gemalto, and Delphi.
    • Concerns include overhang and losses at manufacturing.
  • Finance A Disney Vacation With Its Stock?
    Mar. 11, 2014 DIS Comment!

    Summary

    • Disney is a premier firm that is enjoying results.
    • Multiple segments lessen dependence on any one.
    • The company also has a successful buyback program.
  • Micron A Beneficiary Of Apple's Mobile DRAM Use?
    Mar. 3, 2014 MU 16 Comments
  • Cypress Shares Trade Lower: Buy?
    Feb. 27, 2014 CY 5 Comments
  • Buybacks, Dividends And Peltz: Success At Family Dollar?
    Feb. 25, 2014 FDO 3 Comments